House Of Easement

House of Easement is a site-specific sound installation of Tudor style music specially composed in response to the ‘mock-Tudor’ public toilets at Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone.


The composition takes the form of a pavan and galliard: a pair of courtly dances popular during the Tudor period. In keeping with the ethos of the era, each composition is nominally dedicated to a noble or notable person.

A pattress box, perforated with a tudor rose design and containing a mini speaker and media player, was fixed to the ceiling of each room and recordings of the music set to play on a loop.

The work was exhibited as part of the Fringe Open events that ran for the duration of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial.